The Cherry Orchard with Diane Lane Opens Tonight on Broadway

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Roundabout presents a new adaptation of the Chekhov classic by Tony winner Stephen Karam, with a starry principal cast.
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Harold Perrineau, Diane Lane and John Glover Joan Marcus

The Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway staging of The Cherry Orchard officially opens October 16. Anton Chekhov’s classic play has been adapted by Tony winner Stephen Karam and is directed by Simon Godwin, with a starry principal cast that includes Tony winner Chuck Cooper as Pischik, Broadway and Hollywood actress Diane Lane as Ranevskaya, Tony winner Joel Grey ( Cabaret, Wicked) as Firs, Celia Keenan-Bolger (Peter and the Starcatcher) as Varya and Tony winner John Glover ( Love! Valour! Compassion!) as Gaev.

Performances of the new adaptation began September 15 at the American Airlines Theatre for a limited engagement scheduled to run through December 4.


The cast also includes Tavi Gevinson ( The Crucible) as Anya, Harold Perrineau ( Lost, Zero Dark Thirty) as Lopakhin, Kyle Beltran, Tina Benko, Susannah Flood, Maurice Jones, Quinn Mattfeld, Peter Bradbury, Philip Kerr, Lise Bruneau, Jacqueline Jarrold, Ian Lassiter and Carl Hendrick Louis.

The creative team includes Scott Pask (sets), Michael Krass (costumes), Donald Holder (lights), Christopher Cronin (sound), Jonathan Goddard (movement) and Nico Muhly (original music).

Roundabout describes the play as “Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece about a family on the edge of ruin—and a country on the brink of revolution. The story of Lyubov Ranevskaya (Lane) and her family’s return to their fabled orchard to forestall its foreclosure, the play captures a people—and a world—in transition, and presents us with a picture of humanity in all its glorious folly. By turns tragic and funny, The Cherry Orchard still stands as one of the great plays of the modern era. First produced in Moscow in 1904, Roundabout’s new adaptation promises to breathe fresh life into this towering tale.”

Take a look at photos from the production below:

Tickets are available by calling (212) 719-1300, online at and in person at any Roundabout box office.

(Updated October 16, 2016)

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